At yesterday’s Rally for Abortion Rights none of our intended speakers were able to deliver their speeches due to a compressed time schedule with the arrival of Global Noise and the March for the Babies.
As part of our ongoing efforts to counter the March for the Babies we have asked our speakers if they would like their speeches published. As they arrive we shall post them here:
Paisley Semrau – a 19 year old feminist activist who has a special interest in human rights
Mary Merkenich – a member of the Teacher & ES Alliance, a rank-and-file activist group in the Australian Education Union, and a member of Socialist Alliance
Jessica Lenehan – a student from La Trobe University and member of CWRR
Chris Johnson – spokesperson for the Australian Sex Party
Debbie Brennan – Radical Women for Campaign for Women’s Reproductive Rights
We thank our speakers for agreeing to speak at the Rally for Abortion Rights and allowing us to publish their speeches.